ABOUT JOYFILLED HOME:
Do you have a “happy place”? A favorite place to go? A warm day on an ocean beach is my happy place. Just being there refreshes my soul and spirit. When I am there, I think, “This is what I was made for.” This picture on the top of the page is one I took on such a day. But, the thing is, I live in the Midwest–far from the ocean, and often far from warm days. However, what I’ve come to know is that while I may not be able to make it to the ocean very often, I can create a “happy place” elsewhere. My home is my ultimate “happy place”–a place filled with joy, peace and refreshment for my spirit and soul.
I went into marriage and motherhood in much the same way: not really knowing what I was doing. Thankfully, the Lord’s graciousness towards me brought people alongside of me that encouraged me, shared lessons they had learned, and inspired me with their own lives. I also have learned a thing or two of my own along the way. Happily, after 16 years of marriage and six children (with a seventh due soon), our home truly is a place of much joy. It isn’t often quiet, but it is filled with peace. On this site I will share practical tips and many of the values that keep our home a place of laughter, safety and love. I hope you enjoy it and it helps to make your home your ultimate “happy place” too.